ERIC Number: ED414410
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-May-31
National Skill Standards Implementation Guide.
National Vocational Technical Education Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Herndon, VA.
This guide was developed to encourage state policy makers and local school boards to implement the national skill standards formulated by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) and the National Automotive Technician Education Foundation (NATEF) in high schools, technical schools, and technical and community colleges. Implementation of these standards is expected to provide significant improvement in the quality of automotive instruction. The publication recommends six steps for informing employers and the public about the adoption of the Automotive National Skill Standards, and it suggests methods of involving business and industry in the planning process. The steps include: (1) develop a strategic plan to implement the ASE/NATEF Skill Standards; (2) determine the status of implementation; (3) determine the barriers to Skill Standards implementation; (4) inform and involve employers; (5) inform and involve policy makers; and (6) share the strategic implementation plan and benefits of adopting the Standards. Two appendixes provide the following: (1) basic information on the Skill Standards, including descriptions of the ASE, the NATEF, Technical Skill Standards, academic skill and workplace employability standards, and the benefits of ASE/NATEF certification; and (2) information on the school-to-work transition movement. (KC)
Descriptors: Auto Body Repairers, Auto Mechanics, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Entry Workers, High Schools, Job Skills, National Standards, Policy Formation, Program Development, Public Policy, Public Relations, School Business Relationship, Technical Education
National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Inc., 13505 Dulles Technology Drive, Herndon, VA 22071-3425; NAVTEF, 444 North Capitol Street, N.W., Suite 830, Washington, DC 20001.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Vocational Technical Education Foundation, Washington, DC.; National Automotive Technicians Education Foundation, Herndon, VA.